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NEW
Arts Therapy Workshop Series
Friday 3 June to Friday 12 August

Curious? Come and follow the call...

Have you ever been curious about arts therapy? You've wanted to try it but not sure it’s for you? We invite you to follow your own curiosity and learn more about how creativity can help harness its power.


Arts therapy can help us to approach our experience in a spirit of curiosity and inquiry.


This 6 part fortnightly workshop series offers guided processes with opportunities to play, take risks, share with others and immerse deeply in your process of art-making. You will be guided by Sally Dalton. Each session will inquire into a unique theme as follows:

June 3rd - Curiosity

June 17th - Play

July 1st - Inside/Outside

July 15th - Presence

July 29th - Resourcing and Renewal

August 12th - Creativity

The workshops are for anyone who wants to support their mental well-being through creativity. You can attend a single stand-alone workshop, enrol for the whole series, or choose as many as you like. No art-making skill or experience is necessary and all materials are included

Details

2.30 to 4pm

Fortnightly on Fridays 

Eve Studio, 268 Raglan St, Preston

$60 (Eve members save 10%)

Vouchers can be claimed using the registration form below.


These are small group workshops capped at 6 participants, with a minimum of 3 for each session to go forward.


Inclusion and pricing for NDIS participants can be offered as a program of support using the appropriate line items and support ratios under improved daily living or (where eligible) disability-related health supports.

Please note that Eve is a women-only space and welcomes anyone who identifies as a woman, including trans, non-binary and cis-gender women.

 

Submit this form to reserve your spot

You can use this form to secure your spot, whether you pay now, pay later, sign up through NDIS or use a voucher. If this becomes confusing or you prefer a more old-school approach, just call or email us and we'll get it sorted together.

 
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Eileen Miller

“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.”

 

About Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive arts therapy is a way to explore and make meaning of your life.

Using a mix of imagery, colour, texture, sound, words, sensations and other forms, it can help you to notice and express thoughts and feelings that are difficult to communicate. Discussion about your work and the art making process can help you gain insight and make sense of your experiences.


Experience or skill in art is not required in order to successfully engage in art therapy. It is not about making “good art”.

The term expressive arts therapy is used to describe our inclusion of all of the arts in what we call art therapy (including any new creative methods we discover on the day) and the value of expressing what we hold inside our bodies. We can offer opportunities to work across a range of forms, including the visual arts (e.g. painting, collage, pencils, pastels, textas), poetry, narrative, clay, sandplay, installations, photography, digital drawing, editing and animation, objects, textiles, movement, music, dance and drama. Also known as creative arts therapists, our training is multi-modal and is sometimes seen as distinct from an "Art Therapist" trained only in visual art. There are also practitioners who specialise in other creative forms such as music therapy, dance therapy, or drama therapy.

Remember that you do not need to be an experienced art maker and you do not need to participate in any activities if you do not feel comfortable. We will be guided by you. 

All of the creative therapies can build self-esteem, self-worth and confidence. It can also support you in problem-solving, developing insights and self-awareness, managing stress and enhancing relationships.

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Our Team

Crayons and Stuff Therapeutic Arts Practitioners

If you’re looking for quality art therapy sessions with a qualified arts therapist who cares, then you’ve come to the right place. Crayons and Stuff practitioners have a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice and are eligible for membership of the Australian, New Zealand, and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association. 

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Alisoun Neville

Founder / Director

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Sally Dalton

Arts Therapist / Artist

 

Arts Therapy Services

Crayons and Stuff offer individual arts therapy, arts therapy groups, and creative workshops.

Individual and group art therapy may be funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT), or Family Violence Packages. There is a sliding scale, subject to income, for people who are unable to access government support.

There are many reasons people want to try expressive arts therapy. This may include but is not limited to Social Isolation / COVID-19; Abuse; Trauma; Mental Health and Disability; Self-Worth and Confidence: Self-Care: Health and Disability: Social Interaction and Communication: Navigating Relationships: Grief and Loss; Identity; Sexuality / LGBTIQA+; Culture / Racism; Workplaces: Life Transitions: Personal Growth and Wellbeing: Creative Expression. 

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Individual Therapy

Arts Therapists: Alisoun, Sally

Individual art therapy combines traditional counselling techniques with a range of creative approaches. Your therapist may invite you to represent or explore your story creatively at key points in the session (e.g. through a painting, movement, an object, or poem). This may feel daunting at first but can be very powerful as a process and you will not have to do anything you do not want to do. No skill or experience in art making is necessary.

A standard art therapy appointment is 60 minutes but longer sessions can be negotiated as needed. Sessions are available to adults, children, and young people.

We can only see women and girls in person at Eve Studio (trans and non-binary inclusive), but can offer other arrangements for everyone else.  Women attending Eve for the first time will also receive a free week of unlimited fitness classes which can be used across the Preston and Brunswick studios. You will receive this pass when you come to your first appointment and you can redeem it when suits you. Eve Studio members get 10% off all appointments.

NDIS sessions can be funded under Improved Daily Living.

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Arts Therapy Groups

Arts Therapists: Alisoun, Sally

Crayons and Stuff is launching our new arts therapy workshop series at Eve Studio from Friday 3 June. See above for details.

We are also taking expressions of interest for other arts therapy groups. We can run groups as Open Studio sessions, where the art-making is the focus of the session, or more traditional therapy groups, where the art is used to explore emerging issues and themes. Groups can be one-off, ongoing or for an agreed period of time. 


Get in touch and let us know what you are looking for, or if you want more information about NDIS funding for art therapy groups.

 

Schedule

Does this work for you?

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Arts Therapy with Sally

Mondays - Doveton College
Friday - Eve Studio, Outreach, or Online
Sally is available for appointments. Outreach appointments will be subject to a risk assessment and will be considered on a case by case basis.

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Arts Therapy with Alisoun

Mondays - Eve Studio or Online
Tuesdays - Eve Studio or Online
Wednesdays - Doveton College
Other locations, including outreach, can be negotiated on request.
Alisoun's schedule is full at the moment but please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to be notified when a new place becomes available.

 

Pricing

NDIS

Charges are in line with the NDIS Price Gide

Family Violence Package or VOCAT

$150 per hour

Self-funded

A sliding scale subject to income

 

Please note that Eve is a women-only space and welcomes anyone who identifies as a woman, including trans, non-binary and cis-gender women.

We can work with everyone else in other locations and will make arrangements directly with you on a case by case basis.

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